brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Black pour with a khaki head. Lots of chocolate and coffee on the nose. Some vanilla, burnt sugar, and a bit of caramel. Nice spiciness from the coffee. Flavor is pleasantly sweet without being cloying. Some mild bitterness of roasted malt and lots of coffee. A bit of vanilla. Some caramel and burnt sugar sweetness. Nice beer.
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich burnt wood black with a fizzy dark tan head. Lots of coffee in the nose with a rich chocolaty nose and some molasses. Rich coffee flavor and smooth body with a touch of alcohol. A touch of tiramisu as well. Medium full body with a touch of alcohol.
hopscotch (9162) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler... Motor oil-black with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The aroma is a blend of peat smoke, dark-roast coffee grounds and burnt malts. Full-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Sweeter than the base beer, this treatment provides a mixture of brownies, deeply-roasted coffee beans, fudge and charcoal. Lengthy, scorched, bittersweet, mocha finish. Growler courtesy of biggsbowler!
RobertDale (3458) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at SRBG Grand Tasting 2014. Thanks James! Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of coffee and malt. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Big coffee taste. Very good.
50belair (2240) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of Randall. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. All kinds of coffee aromas. Milder roasted malt, caramel, and bakers chocolate notes as compared to the base beer. A little less complex with bold black coffee highlights. Decent body and mouthfeel. Personally I prefer the base beer to this variant.
ReggieDunlap (3076) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thin mocha head. Aroma has outstanding roasty coffee. Flavor follows suit but is a little too coffe bitter for me...id like some sweetness in there. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a lingering bitter coffee finish.
vyvvy (3996) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the RBSG14 Grand Tasting - Pours dark brown with an orange head. The aroma has coffee, roastiness, nuts, cream and vanilla. It has a medium / full body with semi-sharp carbonation. The taste has the flavors of the aroma is on the full / rich side of things. The finish has lots of roasty coffee, but the other flavors keep it from being overwhelming to me. Very good for the style.
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pitch black pour. Strong dark roasted coffee notes. Some chocolate, liquorice and dark red fruit as well. Touch of smoke. Fairly sweet but with more than enough bitterness for balance. Big and boozy but quite sippable. Strangely enough I seem to really be feeling the caffeine in this one!
sonnycheeba (3559) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, espresso, earthy notes, prunes, and faint raisins. Flavor is dry, roast malts, dark chocolate, some earthy bitterness, faint dark fruit esters, and coffee; dry, roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap from the brewery. Pours a dark opaque black with tan colored head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste of chocolate, a bit of booze, and coffee laying through until the end.